LENTEN SEAFOOD DINNER
Knights of Columbus Council #4761 will have a Lenten Seafood Dinner every Friday during Lent. Eat in or carry out! We will be serving from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nativity Community Center. Soda, bottled water, and desserts are available. The Dinners are $8.00 a plate.
Why We Worship is a new 6-week video-based study on the Mass. Each week’s video will contain a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre followed by a short presentation by Fr. Mark Toups.
Each week’s study webpage will include a video, study notes, links for further study, and an audio file (for those wanting to listen to audio only).
Each of the six videos are approximately 60 minutes long. We will sessions in the church office on the following dates:
March 22 - Week 6: The Biblical Roots of the Mass, Part 2
In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office, we have begun a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place. Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to complete this area. By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt. You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.
St. Joseph Altar
St. Mary’s will have a St. Joseph’s Altar in the Community Center on Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19. Viewing will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the altar will remain open for viewing until 3:00 p.m. both days.
We are looking for Auction Items for the Steak Dinner on April 14, 2018. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating any items, please bring them to the Parish Office. If you cannot get them to us just call the Parish Office (985-537-3204) and we can make arrangements to pick them up. Deadline for donations is Friday, April 6, 2018.
STAIN GLASS WINDOW #11
Continuing with the descriptions of our stained glass windows and moving clockwise from the altar:
Window #11 - GOD THE FATHER
Triangle with Eye - refers to the all-seeing eye of God, "the eyes of the Lord are upon those who fear him, upon those who hope for his kindness." Psalm: 33:18
Sunburst with Circle and - The Hebrew people thought the name of God too sacred to pronounce, so various substitutes were devised. Sometimes, two Hebrew yods in a circle of rays of glory are used.
Hand of God Descending - right hand of God descending was the only symbol of God for the first eight or nine hundred years. "Your right hand, O Lord, magnificent in power your right hand, O Lord, has shattered the enemy." Exodus 15:6
Six Pointed Star with Single - Creator's Star, the six points refer to the six days of Creation, the single symbolizes God.
To see pictures/descriptions of windows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10, see bottom right of this page "St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows."
- Very Rev. Charles Perkins, V.F., Pastor
- Rev. Cody Chatagnier, Associate Pastor
- Fran C. Boudreaux, Housekeeper
- Deacon Lloyd Duplantis, Deacon
- Betty Foret, Administrative Assistant/Business Office Manager
- Carol R Falgoust, Receptionist/Secretary/Safe Environment Coordinator
- Linda Danos, Director of Religious Education
- Nolan Davaine, Parish/Cemetery Custodian
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows
Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST
Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION
Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT
Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER
Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK
Stain Glass Window #6: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Stain Glass Window #7: RECONCILIATION / ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Stain Glass Window #8: HOLY ORDERS / MATRIMONY
Stain Glass Window #9: JOHN AND LUKE
Stain Glass Window #10: NATIVITY
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass. A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required. Please call the Church Office for more information.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins. Private confessions by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage
Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date. Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required. Call the Church Office for more information.